Getting schooled in Charlotte: The hidden past of the town’s early learning centers

Getting schooled in Charlotte: The hidden past of the town’s early learning centers

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter While several Vermont school systems are still struggling with school consolidation, not only has Charlotte and other towns in the Champlain Valley School District already dealt with merging, it wasn’t their first trip to the school merger rodeo. In 1869, Charlotte had at least 14 school districts, each with its… Read More »

Climate change on the ballot locally, statewide

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Although lower in population, Charlotte and Hinesburg were a big part of a movement to get climate change resolutions passed in all Vermont towns on Town Meeting Day. Both towns passed the resolutions, so together they represented more than 12 percent of the 16 towns that approved measures urging the… Read More »

Charlotte OKs town spending from the floor

Charlotte OKs town spending from the floor

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter For a second year, the town of Charlotte defeated by voice vote a Town Meeting Day amendment from town clerk and treasurer Mary Mead to decrease the Charlotte Selectboard’s proposed budget. During the Town Meeting Day portion of the election proceedings, Mead proposed cutting $157,500 from the $3,264,779 proposed budget.… Read More »

Charlotte church offers divine reading

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Charlotte will offer Lectio Divina with Michael Hagan, Diocesan Coordinator of Religious Education and Catechesis, Mondays, March 11 and 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Written material provided, and the evening begins with a soup dinner. “Eat, Read, Pray!” Lectio Divina, or divine reading, is an ancient way of… Read More »

Annual case of seed fever breaks out at Charlotte Library

Annual case of seed fever breaks out at Charlotte Library

By JOEY WALDINGER Correspondent Though it seems like the ice may never thaw and the temperatures may never warm, it’s seed fever in Charlotte. What is seed fever? Linda Hamilton, the coordinator of the Charlotte Seed Library, describes it as “a phenomenon when seed catalogs arrive in the mail,” and gardeners become overwhelmed by the… Read More »

Charlotte budget comes into focus: Selectboard to hear proposal Monday for $1.4 million library project

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN The Charlotte Selectboard continued its work on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20 that it will wrap up later this month in preparation for Town Meeting Day March 5. The discussion of the next year’s spending plan will continue next on Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. in Charlotte Town Hall when the board… Read More »

Polar Express magic

Polar Express magic

Charlotte author Stephen Kiernan reads “The Polar Express” storybook by Chris Van Allsburg at last weekend’s Polar Express event at Union Station in Burlington. The magical annual event run by dozens of volunteers attracts hundreds of children and their families and benefits the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation. Santa’s busy weekend also included a visit to… Read More »

News from Charlotte Library

Charlotte, Hinesburg libraries share grant for public health programs The Charlotte Library and Hinesburg’s Carpenter-Carse Library will share a $12,000 grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-New England Region for the promotion of public health resources and programs. The libraries collaborated on the grant application which will result in a series of programs… Read More »

Petitions available for local offices on Town Meeting Day ballots

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI With the 2018 general election just barely in the rear-view mirror, petitions are now available for candidates interested in running for local office in the March Town Meeting Day elections. Candidates can get blank petitions at their town clerk’s office. Candidates also fill out a consent form to indicate how they would… Read More »

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